Central London venues

Madame Tussauds London

0844 824 6258, http://www.merlineventslondon.com Look no further in your search for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah! At Madame Tussauds a truly red carpet A-List experience awaits you, making it the most fun and exclusive venue in London! Madame Tussauds award winning themed venue is suitable for up to 350 guests for dinner with a large stage and dance floor. Our preferred caterers offer both ‘Kosher friendly’ and Kosher bespoke menus. So why not wow your guests at London’s top party venue!

The HAC

0844 824 6216, http://the.hac.org.uk/weddings-private-events/ The HAC is an exceptional and thoroughly unexpected venue; an historic 18th Century mansion set in a six acre garden yet located just a stone’s throw from Moorgate in the heart of the City of London. The HAC's stunning location, elegant rooms and rich sense of history mean it is in high demand amongst discerning bridal couples keen to avoid the usual circuit of wedding venues.

Bulgari Hotels

0207 151 1010, http://www.bulgarihotels.com/london/ The Ballroom at Bulgari Hotel & Residences London is a majestic and stylish venue for lavish banquets, charity balls, wedding parties and Bar Mitzvahs. Hosting up to 140 guests for a sit down dinner and up to 120 guests for a dinner & dance, the Ballroom is spread over an entire floor and features a striking pair of solid silver chandeliers, designed exclusively for Bulgari and set to become the most striking silverware pieces ever produced in England. A pre-function foyer area accommodates up to 120 guests for a cocktail reception and boasts its own bar and a cupola lined with white gold mosaic created and applied by Italian artisans.

Foundling Museum

0207 841 3616, www.foundlingmuseum.org.uk/support-us/corporate-events The Foundling Museum’s rich 18th Century interiors celebrate the history of the Foundling Hospital, England’s first home for abandoned children. Established in 1739 it is considered the home of philanthropy. Beautiful historic interiors combine with contemporary galleries to provide stunning surroundings for dinners, receptions, weddings and family parties.

8 Northumberland Avenue

020 3263 1011, www.8northumberland.co.uk ‘Amazing’ Madonna, ‘Outstanding!’ Stylist Magazine. They’re talking about 8 Northumberland Avenue, London’s most central venue. It’s the most exciting wedding venue in the centre of London where up to 1,000 guests can enjoy beautiful historic staterooms to celebrate, entertain, or just impress friends, clients and partners. events@8northumberland.co.uk

One Events

0207 380 1663, www.one-events.co.uk One Events boast two of London’s most elite venues; One Marylebone and One Mayfair. The spectacular Grade I listed venues are available for exclusive dry hire, and welcome kosher caterers. From a beautiful intimate soiree of 50 guests, up to a lavish 350 guests for dinner with a dance floor, the venues present flexibility and versatility for your ultimate simchah. One Events offer a complete Project Management service, guiding you through the organisational process taking away any stress, ensuring your perfect party.

Lord’s Cricket Ground

020 7616 8501, www.lords.org/parties Lord’s Cricket Ground offers a variety of unique venues for simchas, wedding receptions, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. Wow your guests with the beautiful surroundings of your own private green space in the heart of the city. Relax as our experienced and dedicated staff ensure your celebration includes the special magic that is Lord’s.

Natural History Museum

0844 824 6221, www.nhm.ac.uk/exclusive-events This world-renowned Museum offers three very different but equally memorable galleries for events. The prestigious Central Hall, ideal for special occasions for 100 – 1200 guests, the futuristic Earth Hall offering a wow-factor for up to 400 guests, and the contemporary Darwin Centre, a beautiful setting for an elegant reception with an outside amphitheatre.

The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

0844 858 0674, www.middletemplehall.org.uk WHEN IT HAS TO BE SPECIAL. This is an ideal location for your wedding. Middle Temple is one of the finest surviving Elizabethan Halls. With its historical grandeur Middle Temple will provide a perfect setting for your special day. Catering for up to 500 guests. Working along aside one of our accredited Kosher caterers.

The Royal Institute of British Architects

0844 811 2548, www.ribavenues.com The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) offers memorable surroundings for simchas, weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs in one of central London's most elegant architectural landmarks. Opened in 1934, the building’s detail is matched by the attention to detail of our event organisers and catering team, whose years of experience will guarantee an event as memorable as the setting.

The Ritz

020 7493 8181, www.theritzlondon.com Opened by renowned hotelier Cesar Ritz in 1906, The Ritz still today retains all the excitement and glamour synonymous with this legendary hotel. The 136 guestrooms combine Louis XV1 style interiors with modern day technology, while fine dining facilities include the magnificent Ritz Restaurant, the opulent Palm Court for afternoon tea, and the stylish Rivoli Bar. William Kent House, the 18th century mansion house at The Ritz, features a spectacular choice of banquet rooms and suites to suit any celebration or occasion! The Ritz is the only hotel to have been awarded a Royal Warrant by HRH The Prince of Wales for Banquet and Catering services.

Bafta 195 Piccadilly

020 7292 5860, www.bafta.org/venue-hire 195 Piccadilly, the Home of BAFTA, is a perfect location to host your special simcha. From weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs to screenings in our show-stopping cinema, 195 Piccadilly is able to provide a range of flexible spaces and provide the creative ideas to produce a truly memorable event.

The London Marriott Grosvenor Square

020 7514 1512, www.marriottgrosvenorsquare.com This West End hotel features the Whitehall Suite and Westminster Ballroom, both offering the flexibility and large capacity for weddings, while the Mayfair suites are ideal for smaller gatherings. Kosher caterers are welcomed.

The Dorchester

020 7629 8888, www.thedorchester.com An elegant address for a wedding, with eight stunning banqueting rooms, catering for up to 500 guests. The Dorchester, with its unrivalled sense of style, takes care of everything. Tony Page is the hotel's preferred kosher caterer.

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

020 235 2000, www.mandarinoriental.com/london With the sophistication of Knightsbridge on its doorstep and leafy Hyde Park at its rear, this is London's most prestigious address. Blending sumptuous guestrooms, a world-leading spa and a stylish bar, it is the definitive destination for a luxury escape in the capital. This "royal" hotel has been the setting for many extravagant parties and opulent weddings and enjoys a reputation as a great meeting place for celebrated statesmen and celebrities. It now hosts a new restaurant, Dinner, by Heston Blumenthal, the first London restaurant for one of the UK's most renowned chefs.

Prism and Oxo brasserie

020 7256 3888, www.harveynichols.com/restaurants/prism-london Occupying the former Bank of New York building in the City of London, the Harvey Nichols-owned Prism restaurant oozes the glamour of the 1920s. Its main room seats 150 guests. Another Harvey Nichols venue is the Oxo brasserie, in the Oxo Tower. It too has seating for 250 people and both venues have kosher catering.

The St Pancras Renaissance london Hotel

020 7841 3540, www.stpancrasrenaissance.co.uk One of London's most romantic buildings and opened by Queen Victoria in 1873, this hotel offers guests a world of grandeur and luxury. The team at St Pancras have a wealth of experience and intuition to plan everything you need for a perfect day. There is room for 240 at dinner or 450 at a standing reception.

The Savoy

020 7836 4343, www.fairmont.com/savoy Fully equipped for kosher celebrations, with that rarity, a dedicated in-house kosher kitchen, the Savoy has enjoyed a £100 million restoration and now takes its place once again on the world stage. There are three banqueting rooms and six smaller rooms.

The London Marriott Regents Park

020 7722 7711, www.marriott.co.uk We design every detail to ensure your event is as memorable as it is effortless. The Adelaide Suite is the blank canvas on which you can paint your dream celebration, accommodating up to 250 guests for a dinner dance or 300 for a lunch or dinner. You can choose to serve one of our tailored event menus or have your own caterer in our dedicated onsite Kosher kitchen. We can arrange chair covers, candelabras, table- settings, flower arrangements and any other enhancements you may require.

The Landmark

0207 631 8094, www.landmarklondon.co.uk The Landmark has 11 stunning meeting rooms, many with floor-to- ceiling windows, to host 20 to 250 people. The grand ballroom seats 500; the drawing room holds 300 for drinks. Kosher catering available.

The May Fair Hotel

0207 915 3898, www.themayfairhotel.co.uk As a luxury wedding venue or reception space, The May Fair Hotel provides a sumptuous setting. Both chuppah and reception can take place in the same space. Kosher caterers are available.

Four Seasons Canary Wharf

020 7510 1999, www.fourseasons.com/canarywharf This five-star hotel offers banqueting space and ballrooms for up to 160 guests, with floor-to-ceiling windows and river views. Kosher caterers welcome.

Four Seasons Mayfair

020 7499 0888, www.fourseasons.com/london In the heart of Mayfair, revel in this all-new Four Seasons, soaring with light and liveliness. From the rooftop spa, you can gaze across London from your relaxation pod or work out overlooking Big Ben and the London Eye. Kosher catering available on Sundays.

The Corinthia

0207 931 8181, www.corinthia.com In London's Whitehall Place, this new prestigious five-star hotel offers well-equipped function rooms for 218 people and the dedicated events team is on hand to implement every detail. Kosher caterers are available.

Radisson Blu Portman

0207 208 6000, www.radissonblu.co.uk Set in the heart of the West End of London by the leafy Portman Square Garden, the immaculate, newly refurbished ballroom and the style of each of the 11 events rooms enable us to offer you a truly memorable wedding. From the moment your special day begins until the time that you leave together, you will experience outstanding facilities with an impeccable personalised service tailored to your specific wishes to make your day just perfect.

EDITORIAL FEATURE

  • Strictly ballroom

    By Zoe Winograd
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    Is it all about chandeliers, pillars and ceiling mouldings? Is it about historic London locations? Perhaps it is the feeling of all the glitterati who danced and dined there in centuries gone by. Whichever it is, there is something special about a classic venue.

    The Savoy

    Iconic architecture, history, enviable London views

    In the centre of town, but overlooking the Thames, The Savoy's banqueting rooms hold 60 to 800 guests, with space for large-scale entertainment and dance floors. The Lancaster Room was designed by Réné Sergeant after an 18th-century Parisian salon. Kosher catering is available.

    The Dorchester

    "A classic venue is about the style, the tradition, the history."

    One of the oldest-established hotels in London, the Dorchester has given its ballroom (seating 500) a major refurbishment, restoring Oliver Ford's 1930s art deco interior.

    The Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane

    "Privacy, exclusivity and security"

    The entire first floor of this hotel can be booked for a single event, amid red cherrywood panelling, marble fireplaces and large windows. The hotel's ballroom can host dinners for 370 or receptions for 500 and can be divided into two salons. The black marble reception foyer, displaying fine art and antiques, links the ballroom to a further seven rooms, each with "its own personality".

    The Park Lane Hotel

    "A classic venue is one which can stand the test of time in terms of location, design and atmosphere, quality; from beautiful gold fittings to ornate mirrored lighting and grand dance floor."

    Seating 350 people for a dinner-dance, the ballroom at the Park Lane Hotel is 11,000 sq ft of restored 1920s glamour. Arieh Wagner is the exclusive on-site kosher caterer.

    The Mayfair Hotel

    "Contemporary elegant surroundings and cool atmosphere" and "being at the forefront of fashion and film, art and music"

    The hotel has been the official hotel partner of London Fashion Week for five years and also maintains a warm relationship with the British Film Council and British Film Festival. The Mayfair's largest space, the Crystal Room, has orient-inspired Shagreen style walls and the largest Baccarat chandelier in Europe and seats 180 for dinner.

    The Landmark London Hotel

    "An elegant and luxurious hotel... professional, approachable events teams and exceptional service."

    The hotel's banqueting rooms are classically designed with original Victorian features, high ceilings, chandeliers and lots of natural daylight. The Grand Ballroom caters for a 750-guest reception or 500-guest seated banquet, the Ballroom holds 500 standing or 408 seated. The Winter Garden restaurant, with soaring glass-roofed atrium, makes a stunning evening venue.

    Langham Hotel

    Magic, romance and light white spaces.

    The Langham's Grand Ballroom seats 250, with optional extension to the Middleton Rose Garden – as regal as it sounds. Smaller gatherings can be held in the Private Carriage Rooms or Langham House meeting rooms.

    One Moorgate Place

    Modern technology within an elegant, historic space

    The luxurious rooms are all fully-equipped for your event entertainment. One Moorgate Place suits gatherings of six to 600, with Hermolis as kosher caterer.